Struggling for gift ideas for him? We’re sharing 6 vintage clothing gifts he’ll love this Christmas.
With the festive season just around the corner, some super-organised Brits will have their Christmas shopping all wrapped up – and some won’t.
Across the UK, millions of women will be facing the age-old question of what to buy for their partner this year. Many people struggle to come up with ideas when it comes to gifts for their significant other and, for Christmas 2021, it’s time to scrap the socks in favour of vintage style clothing gifts that he’ll love for many years to come:
Personal style is a journey which rarely fits into a ‘one size fits all’ box and, while a jumper from the local department store may be an easy option, it’s rarely one which is met with delight on the big day. Vintage style clothing adds a touch of class to a wardrobe for the man who likes to stand out from the crowd and, so, in this article, we’ll take a look at the best vintage style clothing ideas for men:
Braced for success
No longer just something to stop your trousers falling down, braces are big news for the fashion conscious man for 2022. This vintage fashion staple combines functionality with a fun pop of colour to elevate business attire from dull to dashing. Vintage style braces make a fantastic, inexpensive gift and one which will be enjoyed for many years to come.
The great cover up
A leather jacket is a fashion staple for men and an easy way of adding vintage style to an otherwise contemporary outfit. Shop around your local charity and antique shops as well as online auctions stores such as eBay to find your man’s favourite new pre-loved vintage leather jacket. For the vegan man in your life, a classic vintage style parka makes a great alternative for warming the cockles this Christmas.
Getting gifting down to a tee
For a huge number of people, downtime means comfort – and comfort means the beloved T.Shirt. The T.Shirt market is worth a whopping £1.16 billion and, for many men, the Tee is a fashion go-to that never gets old. A vintage style T.Shirt makes a perfect gift for the man who has everything and, with such a wide range available, you’ll be spoilt for choice while spoiling your loved one this Christmas.
Go polo or go home
A vintage style favourite, the polo shirt offers an effortless way of adding quirky style to a weekend ensemble. Not for the shy and retiring, vintage style polo shirt trends for 2022 are all about bold colours, stripes and geometric shapes and, these incredibly popular shirts are as at home in the pub as they are on the golf course.
In the bag
While not strictly clothing, a beautiful and well made briefcase makes a fantastic gift for the businessman in your life. Avoid the high street stores and, instead, seek out more unique, vintage style bags which combine beautiful craftsmanship with old-school design for a gift that keeps on giving. Charity shops, antique stores and online auctions are a great place to start when looking for a unique briefcase to make your man’s eyes light up this festive season.
The humble cardigan is having a bit of a resurgence in men’s fashion this season and makes a welcome alternative to a jumper or sweatshirt. Add a vintage touch to a cardigan gift by looking for checks and geometric partners to add a touch of 60s glamour to this comfortable old favourite.
Vintage style clothing makes a thoughtful and inspired gift for the man who likes to express himself through his style. As we’ve shown in this article, whether your man’s style is flamboyant, quirky or classic there are lots of different items to choose from this season.
When buying authentic vintage items, you’ll often find yourself spending a considerable amount of money for items which have seen their fair share of wear and tear – and which the recipient may be reluctant to wear for fear of causing damage.
Vintage style clothing, on the other hand, offers old-school styling at prices that won’t cost an arm and a leg.